« on: February 04, 2008, 12:12:44 PM »
I think that Buffalo would be a good option for you at this point. Though the economy, as with all of upstate New York, is hardly thriving, there are a lot of opportunities in government and the private sector there. You mentioned the DA's office, but there would also be an opportunity at the US Attorney's Office. I'd talk to some of the students from UB, see what their take is. It will ABSOLUTELY be a huge change for you, living-wise. I made the opposite transition, grew up in Buffalo and am going to law school in NYC, so if you'd like to learn about the area you can always PM me. I'm obviously biased, but I know that the opportunities are there if you stand out in a crowd. Also, if you're interested in any public interest, or become interested while going to school, it's a great city to start.
I'm also considering Buffalo at this point. I lived in NYC my entire life (i'm in Queens now) and for some reason, i'm itching to get out and live someplace where i can have something to show for my hard work. I thought maybe attending SUNYB would give me the opportunity to get out of the city w/o going to far. Since you did the opposite, can i also pm you w/questions? I would love to hear your opinions on some things.
Also, since you grew up there, what are the high schools like? If i decide to move, my kid would be starting 10th grade up there.